I’ve got great news for you, the skills you have in one area of your life could be true assets in other areas! Seems obvious, however many of us compartmentalize our talents and only use certain skills for our professional world and others only for our personal world. Don’t sell yourself short. The traits that you’re praised for and that come so easily to you can (and should) be used as often as possible.
In business I am hyper vigilant about what others need. I apply this to my current clients, however I’ve made a big change and also now apply it to myself too. I realized that I am no good to anyone else when I haven’t taken care of myself first. It was a little more difficult to translate this to myself and honor my needs, however the root strength was there, I just needed to practice it.
Those traits that come naturally to us are our signature strengths and they can be used in many different ways. I invite you to consider your strengths, everything from humor and open mindedness to leadership and integrity to forgiveness and bravery and beyond. Consider how you use those strengths already and then give some thought to how you could use those innate skills in other areas of your life.
For instance, if you’re analytical at work, how you can apply those same reasoning skills to the decisions you make around eating healthy food? If you excel at sales, pretend that you’re selling a positive mindset to yourself and really hone in on the value. If you’re great at motivating others, start an accountability group and help each other achieve your wellness goals. As always, I’d love to hear from you, what are your favorite strengths and how are you using them in multiple areas of your life?
PS: If you can list your strengths on paper, yet there seems to be a disconnect between your internal and external worlds, then let’s chat! My 1:1 coaching programs are intended to help you feel whole inside and out and to help you develop the skills you need to maintain balance and calm while still achieving everything you have your heart set on. I’d welcome the opportunity to explore working with you.